Sonification And Speech

If you have never heard the term sonification before, it is defined as the use of non-speech audio to convey information or perceptualize data. The process of sonification involves turning data sets into audible sound using pitch, duration and other properties. Using this restrictive definition of sonification we find that the technique by itself is limited to certain use cases. Scientists at MIT have turned the structure of the Coronavirus into music. A TED talk by blind astronomer Wanda Diaz Merced explains how she uses sonification to listen to the universe to detect new astronomical discoveries.

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Debra Anderson McGrory

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